Assynt, situated on the west coast of Scotland is home to stunning scenery and wildlife

Welcome to Assynt Field Club

Let our website be your route to discovering and enjoying the amazing wildlife and wild spaces that can be found throughout the parish of Assynt. Located on the west coast of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland Assynt contains some of the most breath-taking scenery you will encounter from deep sea lochs to pristine beaches and magnificent mountains.

The variety of species which can be spotted in this unique area, whether birds, bugs, dolphins, fungi, plants or whales never fails to inspire both the casual and more experienced observer; if you are travelling the North Coast 500 for example, over 45 miles of which are in Assynt, stop with us a while, take time to appreciate the wider landscape and you never know what you might discover if you let our nature in.

We record and document a large number of wildlife sightings every year and each and every one helps enhance the knowledge and understanding of the nature of Assynt. You too can play a part in this by simply sending us your sightings either via the reporting form on this page or by email.

Whether you just want to browse our site, plan a visit or make use of the increasing amount of raw data which will be added over the coming months you are sure to find something of interest and we hope that you will visit us again to discover more about Assynt’s wildlife.

What's New?

ASSYNT FLOWERING PLANT & FERN RECORDS

January 15th 2019

Not one but two, eight-armed starfish

January 14th 2019

Beachcombing at Balchladich

January 10th 2019

Crash landing

January 7th 2019

Orchids ‘new’ to Assynt

December 29th 2018

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Recent Sightings

Dipper

four birds on River Inver opposite Little Assynt Tree Nursery (DAH) (15/01)

Little Grebe

three birds Lochan Sgeireach, Stoer (DAH) (14/01)

Purple Sandpiper

single bird in with c30 Ringed Plover, Bay of Culkein (DAH) (11/01)

Redshank

six birds feeding, Bay of Culkein (DAH) (11/01)

Eider

16 birds (10 male, 6 female) off Raffin Bothies (DAH) (11/01)

Great Northern Diver

raft of five birds off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (11/01)

Fulmar

70+ birds on cliffs below Stoer Head Lighthouse with 40+ flying just off the cliffs (DAH) (11/01)

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